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Our independence from popular thinking and investor influence keeps us grounded in reality and focused on change that can truly make a difference.
Support CATF’s work to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector.
For individual donation inquiries please contact Amanda Storm Schuster, Chief of Development at [email protected]
Explore these ways to give
Donations by Mail
CATF is able to accept donations via check made out to Clean Air Task Force and sent to our finance headquarters:
Clean Air Task Force
114 State Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
CATF has partnered with effective altruism organizations to accept donations on our behalf in the following countries:
- UK and the Netherlands: Effective Altruism Funds
- Canada: RC Forward
- Czech Republic: Effectiv Spenden
- Germany: Effektiv Spenden
- Sweden: Effektiv Altruism Sverige and Ge effektivt
- Switzerland: Effektiv Spenden
Directly transfer funds to our account using domestic or international currency. Please contact us at [email protected] for account numbers and transfer instructions.
Charitable Family Funds and Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)
Contribute to our work using your charitable fund by recommending a gift to CATF. Please find our most recent 990 and W-9 linked here.
Our EIN number is 04-3512550.
Should you or your philanthropic advisor have questions or need assistance please contact Amanda Storm Schuster at [email protected]
Donors may support our work through a gift of stock or other securities. If you’d like to make a gift of stock, certificates held by a bank or broker can be transferred to Clean Air Task Force electronically. Please contact us at [email protected] to learn more or to alert for transfers.
To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online, and can be completed in 20 minutes. This tool makes it easy to designate a gift to the Clean Air Task Force to support our mission for years to come.
Qualified Charitable Distributions
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs), also known as IRA Charitable Rollovers, are a great way for CATF supporters aged 70.5 or older to maximize their charitable impact. These gifts are tax-free, regardless of whether you itemize deductions on your tax return.
You can use this trusted giving tool to make your tax-free donation online, print out the forms you need to complete the gift offline, or learn more about the benefits of giving QCDs.
Did you know that thousands of companies across the United States (and some internationally) match donations by employees to our organization? And some businesses match gifts for spouses, retirees, and part-time employees as well!
Clean Air Task Force’s employer matching gift program provides an easy way increase the impact of your donation through corporate matching gifts. When you make a donation to CATF, your company can double, triple, or even quadruple the value of your generous gift in a manner of minutes.
25 years of climate impact
Harmful emissions are causing our planet to undergo an unprecedented and rapid change.
At CATF, we build momentum for solutions based on scientific evidence, intellectual integrity, and pragmatism.
Why you should donate to CATF
Our impact has been recognized by:
CATF is one of two global organizations working on climate change recommended for funding by Founders Pledge based on their Climate Change Cause Area Report. Founders Pledge did extensive evaluation on our organization and came up with the valuation of a donation to CATF would avert a tonne of CO2e for $0.10-$1. More about their evaluation can be found in their paper, with CATF’s impact beginning on page 88.
CATF’s role in the environmental NGO ecosystem has often been to focus on sources of emissions that are neglected by other environmental NGOs, to conceive and design pragmatic campaigns to target those emissions, and to crowd-in support from philanthropists and other larger environmental NGOs. CATF also produces high quality research, which is well-regarded among the philanthropists, scientists, policy experts, and government bureaucrats that we have spoken to.– Founders Pledge
CATF was listed as one of six most high-impact, cost-effective, evidence-based organizations to donate to by Vox.
In addition to its seriously impressive record of success and the high quality of its research, the Clean Air Task Force does well on the neglectedness criterion: It often concentrates on targeting emissions sources that are neglected by other environmental organizations, and on scaling up deployment of technologies that are crucial for decarbonization yet neglected by NGOs and governments. For example, since 2009 it’s been working on a campaign for tax incentives for carbon capture and storage.– Vox
CATF Forms and Financials
Clean Air Task Force will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.
Clean Air Task Force will never share personal information unless the donor has given Clean Air Task Force specific permission to do so.
Who are CATF’s donors?
CATF appreciates the support we receive from individual donors, foundations and corporate foundations, which are enabling us to develop a decarbonized energy system and global carbon-free economy. Our donors’ contributions do not provide the ability to influence our mission or activities, and we do not seek or accept from funding sources that are antithetical to our mission.
To learn more about how to make an impact as a donor to CATF please contact [email protected].